To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,—
One clover, and a bee,
The revery alone will do
If bees are few.
Danielle and Jared left the suburbs to find a more honest, country lifestyle to raise their kids, and settled into a lovely century farmhouse on ten acres. The next question was what to do with all the land.
Last year, their garden yielded strawberries, onions, green beans, cucumbers, spaghetti squash, pumpkins, and four hop plants (Williamette, Chinook, Cascade and Magnum). They bought a fluffy flock of ducks, a cat to catch mice, and a big rambunctious dog and, somehow, they ended up adopting a rabbit, too. But they still have a lot of unused property.
Farming is in Danielle’s blood— her grandparents on her mother’s and father’s side were farmers, and her uncle has a farm in Ohio. Jared has been a long time craft beer lover and brewer, so they decided to try our hand at growing hops. Why not? As Emily Dickinson says, anything can be achieved within a dream, even when you’re starting from scratch. Dreaming goes a long way.
Revery Hops is owned and operated by Danielle Sienkiewicz and her husband, Jared Nicholls, with the love and support of their friends and family (because they couldn’t do it without them).